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Planning Register Part 3: Local Development Orders (LDOs)

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure)(England) Order 2015 (Sections 40 to 42) requires each local authority to keep a register of every application for planning permission relating to their area (parts 1 and 2 of the register).

In Part 3 of the register, Section 41 requires details of Local Development Orders (both which have been prepared but not adopted and those which have been adopted) to be published.

Part 4 of the register should contain details on Neighbourhood Development Orders.

This page provides details relating to Part 3 of the Planning register: Local Development Orders.

There are currently no draft LDOs in production.

Innovation Park Medway

Local Development Order for Innovation Park Medway to support high value technology, advanced manufacturing, engineering and knowledge-intensive businesses.

Innovation Park Medway is in one of three North Kent Enterprise Zones (the others being in Ebbsfleet and Maidstone Borough) that offer tax breaks and government support, making them ideal places for new and expanding organisations to do business.

The innovation park offers a new opportunity for high-value technology, engineering, manufacturing and knowledge-intensive businesses looking to grow in the South East. It will promote innovation and business growth across Medway and the surrounding area, complementing the existing Innovation Centre.

Innovation Park Medway will support the development of up to 101,000sqm of high value technology, advanced manufacturing, engineering and knowledge-intensive businesses, with the following Use Classes of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020:

  • Use Class E (g)(i) - Business (office);
  • Use Class E (g)(ii) - Research and development of products and processes;
  • Use Class E (g)(iii) - Industrial processes; and
  • Use Class B2 (General Industrial)

The Permitted Development Rights granted by this Local Development Order are in addition to those granted nationally. These rights are granted only within the area identified in the Local Development Order, and are subject to restrictions and conditions.

The Innovation Park Medway site is within both Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and Medway Council's administrative boundaries. This means that separate LDOs have been prepared for each authority. Medway Council adopted their LDO on 17 December 2020 and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council adopted their LDO on 23 February 2021. For consistency they should be read together.


Download all the Innovation Park Medway LDO adoption documents.

The documents can also be accessed below:

Report of the Chief Executive

Appendix A - LDO and Statement of Reasons

Appendix B - Site Plan

Appendix C - ES Addendum

Appendix D - Consultation Statement October 2020

Appendix E - Consultation Statement December 2020

Appendix F - Case Officer Report

Appendix G - Masterplan

You can also view all the LDO consultation material (including all the Environmental Statement documentation) on the Planning Portal, using reference 19/01419 or via the Medway Council pages.

Contact Us

For further information about the Local Development Order, please contact the Planning Department via planning.applications@tmbc.gov.uk

For any business enquiries relating to the Innovation Park Medway, please contact the Economic Regeneration Team via economic.regeneration@tmbc.gov.uk

Additional information is also available on the Medway Council website.